Real Estate Appraiser Fees

Customary and Reasonable Assignments

Editor’s Note: Andy Anderson looks around and ahead toward fixing a now broken appraisal profession. Customary and Reasonable Assignments By Andy Anderson The appraisal profession was not broken. Just like other professions, there were (and are) some bad actors, but appraising was not broken and should have been allowed to do its job correctly. That is not… Read More

Customary and Reasonable Fees – Still Breathin’

Staff from the Federal Reserve Board recently requested survey results from the OREP.org/Working RE Customary and Reasonable Fee Survey, with over 16,500 appraisers participating. Why? Because customary and reasonable fees and other issues related to the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Legislation are not settled, according to the Federal Reserve, who is tasked with implementing the law-… Read More

AMC Fails: Appraisers and Agents Stiffed Again

Editor’s Note: Fast becoming one the profession’s most pressing problems, another AMCs has failed; this time leaving individual agents/brokers owed thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. How the lender and regulators respond may create important precedence for the industry. AMC Fails: Appraisers and Agents Stiffed Again By Isaac Peck Evaluation Services/ES Appraisal Services is… Read More

How Well Do You Know Your Rights?

Editor’s Note: You’d be amazed all you don’t know regarding your rights as an appraiser. The following was gleaned from the webinar series: How to Limit Liability, Maintain Independence, and Fight Influence by Richard Hagar, SRA. How Well Do You Know Your Rights? By David Brauner, Editor Here are some questions for you- the answers… Read More